October 30, 2021 | Susan Napier-Sewell

Last Reminder: October is National Protect Your Hearing Month

Everyday sounds typically do not damage your hearing. However, many people participate in activities that produce harmful sound levels, such as attending loud sporting events and music concerts, and using power tools, which repeated over time will cause loss.

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Loud sound (noise) can damage sensitive parts of the ear, causing loss, ringing or buzzing in the ear (tinnitus), and increased sensitivity to sound (hyperacusis).

Repeated exposure to loud noise over the years affects how well you hear later in life and how quickly you develop problems, even after exposure has stopped. You can protect your hearing. Recognize early signs of loss, and take steps to protect your ears.

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Source: CDC: October Is National Protect Your Hearing Month

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